Places To Stay In Stowe

Stowe's Stone Hut to reopen soon!

Almost a year ago, Stowe’s legendary Stone Hut burned to the ground.  With a lot of hard work, and community and state funding, the iconic one-room cabin will be available for occupancy again, on December 1.    On Tuesday, November 1, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Vermont State Parks Commissioner Michael Snyder rode a snowcat to the top of Mt. Mansfield to celebrate the rebuilding of  the Stone Hut.  The lottery system will be in place again, for those who want to stay there, and get 1st tracks at sunrise. 

The hut, originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936, burned last December 23rd, after a fire started when a wet log was left leaning against the wood stove.  The estimated cost to rebuild is around $276,000.

It's been rebuilt pretty much as it was, with an attempt to keep the original character and the coveted experience. There's no electricity or running water, and you'll need to bring your own mattress pad this year.

See you on the slopes!

source: VT Ski+Ride

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Winter Rendezvous 2014 | Stowe VT | Stowe Blog

 Winter Rendezvous Celebrates 30 Years!

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The longest running gay ski weekend in the Northeast is celebrating 30 years of coming to Stowe, VT.  Stowe and Stowe Mountain Resort have played host to this fun and exciting crowd for 30 years and are looking forward to the next 30 years.  This year the Winter Rendezvous will take place January 22 to 26, 2014.

The weekend offers a full array of activities other than just skiing.  Each night offers entertainment, check here for the schedule.  Nightly activities.

If you've been before or this is your first time you probably have questions, well here are the answers. FAQ

They offer hotel packages, but if you prefer to stay in a ski home please contact us we have plenty of wonderful ski homes that can accommodate any size party and pets, because who can leave fluffy behind when it's time to party in Stowe!  Ski rental homes.

For more information on the Winter Rendezvous, click below: offering GLBT travel& SCUBA Adventures.

Spring Skiing Has Arrived

Although this was a very mild winter by anyone's standards and it seems like we've been spring skiing since New Years, spring skiing truly arrived this past weekend.  Temps rose well into the 50's and the blue birds were singing all day long.  Stowe has a deep base, over 30 inches, so the conditions have held up and will continue to right through the end of March.

Come up and stay in Stowe and get those last few runs of the year.  There are many discount packages being offered at area hotels and resorts.  Email me today to see about our vacation rentals.

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High Pond Farm, Largest Pond in Stowe, Four Bed, 2.5 Bath Home For Sale

High Pond Farm: A stunning 40 acre private estate with 4 bedroom,4 bathroom home located in Stowe. This magnificent property offers expansive views including Camel's Hump and Mt. Mansfield with a 5 acre swimming and boating pond. Surrounded by 3200 acres of State Forrest, including trail systems, this estate is one of a kind.

There is a large chef's kitchen with an open living room and wood burning fireplace. Off the living room there is a spacious dining room with three walls of windows looking out to the apple orchard. The main level also features a master bedroom with an en-suite bath and a den. The second floor has three bedrooms, one with an en-suite bath.Off the mudroom and storage room in the main house is an attached over-sized barn style garage. The house has a beautiful screened in porch overlooking a manicured lawn and the pond. The pond has a sand beach and islands which are home to several different kinds of wildlife and fish.

Click here to learn more about High Pond Farm.

Gear Up For The 4th of July in Stowe, The What, Where & When

Coming to Stowe for the weekend or trying to decided if you want to come, here's the schedule for the weekend including all the celebrations on the 4th!

Don't miss the seven miles of shopping.

Wine tasting at Trapp Family Lodge.

Stowe Farmers Market.

4th of July Celebrations Here.

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate Announces Rental Division

McKee Macdonald, Broker with the Smith Macdonald Real Estate Group of Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate, heads up the newly opened rental division, Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate Rentals.

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It is with much excitement and pleasure that we have decided to expand our business to meet the needs of our clients and customers.  We are therefore pleased to announce that Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate has recently opened a new rental division.  This new rental division will focus on all forms of rentals, long term rentals, short term vacation rentals and commercial rentals.  The division will be run by McKee Macdonald and Karen Crist, who have extensive knowledge within the rental market.

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate Rentals will focus on providing unparalleled customer service not only to our homeowners, but to our customers as well.  Working with us will be a whole new rental experience, one that prides itself on thorough and constant communication, up-to-date market information and customer service you already experience and expect from Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate.

Our team will help to establish a marketing strategy for each property to ensure it is reaching its full rental potential.

Some key marketing activities will include:

  • Internet marketing and web presence for each property, including video!
  • Local advertising and marketing
  • Networking with local businesses to offer guest discounts and local knowledge to help to create a repeat clientele
  • Focused out of market targeted advertising and marketing to draw attention from beyond the local area

We will sit down and develop a customized plan with each homeowner to ensure their goals will be met.  In addition, our team will work to make sure the homeowner has proper guidance on items like property management, emergency services, concierge services and much more to ensure their property is handled with care.

Please call or email to arrange a meeting with our rental team today!

McKee Macdonald: 802-375-5009 or

Join Stowe's Town Pool and stay at one of our exclusives

Today Stowe's Town Pool is offering a great deal, 66% off, on one of our commercial properties, Edson Hill Manor.  Enjoy a weekend at Edson Hill Manor and call us about purchasing details.

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One of Stowe's most famous and historic inns, Edson Hill Manor, is the quintessential New England Inn.  Located on 38 plus acres of pristine Vermont country side, this Manor has drawn celebrities and has been the back-drop for several movies.  A known destination for weddings, romantic get-a-ways and summer and winter activities Edson Hill Manor is a true Vermont gem.

Edson Hill Manor Features:

  • 9 Rooms with fireplaces and baths located in the main house
  • 4 Carriage houses with 16 rooms with fireplaces and baths
  • 60 Seat full dining room with fireplace
  •  Commercial kitchen
  • 35 Seat separate bar with fireplace and HD TV
  • Central living room with bar
  • Beautiful terraces with handcrafted stone walls
  • Pool & Pond
  • Wedding/Event field
  • Horse stables, includes care and riding equipment
  • Cross country touring center includes x-country ski & trail maintenance equipment
  • Separate caretakers house

Edson Hill Manor capitalizes on Stowe's many tourist seasons.  Like Stowe, Edson Hill Manor started as a winter destination offering miles of maintained cross country trails and sleigh rides.  The Manor comes complete with an established touring center and horse barn.  Both the touring center and barn come fully stocked with all the necessary equipment.

Edson Hill Manor isn't just busy in the winter, drawing visitors year round.  One area the Manor has expanded greatly is hosting an average 30 weddings a year.  The ability to have family and guest stay at the Manor helps to generate such continued business.  The Manor will be sold with all of the necessary wedding equipment, including a tent, tables and chairs with the ability to host up to 250 people.

Contact us today for more information at 802-793-3566 or 802-375-5009.

Stoweflake, Stowe VT

The fall is fast approaching with leafs turning early because of the beautiful, dry, hot summer we've had. With fall coming quickly to Stowe we are all ramping up for the influx of tourists. People often ask me for places to stay and during the fall season one great place, because of its central location and proximity to fall events, is the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa. Right across the street from the Stowe Farmers Market(a must do) and half way to town or the mountain, it's a great place to be. The Stoweflake spa is an excellent stop for a rainy afternoon. Try a hot air balloon ride for a unique view of the famous New England foliage.

The Stoweflake offers comfortable rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool for the kids, great gym and a few dining options. It is also right off the bike path, a wonderful way to spend a day.

Find out more about the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa by clicking here.

For more things to do in Stowe during the Fall click here.